People

Director

Thomas Pogge's picture Thomas Pogge
Leitner Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Political Science

Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from...

Current Fellows

Ashok Acharya 2012-2013's picture Ashok Acharya 2012-2013

Ashok Acharya is Professor of Political Science and leads the Program on Global Justice at the Delhi School of Transnational Affairs, University of Delhi. He was Henry Hart Rice Visiting Associate...

David Álvarez García 2008-2010's picture David Álvarez García 2008-2010

David Álvarez García received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) with a dissertation on cosmopolitan and international justice. Before coming to Yale he...

Tendayi Bloom's picture Tendayi Bloom
Postdoctoral Associate in the MacMillan Center

Tendayi Bloom is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Global Justice Program at Yale. Her research explores the relationship of individual noncitizens with States. She also looks at the implications of...

Daniele Botti's picture Daniele Botti

Daniele Botti graduated from the University of Milan (Italy) with a thesis on “John Rawls and International Justice: The Law of Peoples and its Philosophical Premises.” He earned a PhD in History...

Maria Ginevra Cattaneo 2013's picture Maria Ginevra Cattaneo 2013

Maria Ginevra Cattaneo acts as an attorney in Milano and works on civil and commercial law, particularly on intellectual property law. She completed her PhD in Law and Technologies at the...

Sachin Chaturvedi 2009-2010's picture Sachin Chaturvedi 2009-2010

Sachin Chaturvedi is Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi-based autonomous Think-Tank. He was also a Global Justice Fellow at the...

Farsan Ghassim 2013-2015's picture Farsan Ghassim 2013-2015

Farsan Ghassim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During his undergraduate studies, he interned with a Latin...

Joy Gordon 2010-2011's picture Joy Gordon 2010-2011

Joy Gordon is Professor of Political Philosophy at Fairfield University. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Her areas of research...

James S. Henry's picture James S. Henry

James S. Henry is a leading economist, attorney, consultant, and investigative journalist, who has written and spoken widely on the problems of tax justice and development finance. He can be...

Dev Kar's picture Dev Kar

Dr. Dev Kar is the Chief Economist at Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a think tank and advocacy group in Washington DC. Dev has...

Dave Levin's picture Dave Levin
Dave Levin is the Founder and Executive Director of Refugee Open Ware (ROW). He is a social entrepreneur and impact investor specializing in the use of advanced technology to help those...
David Lighton's picture David Lighton

David Lighton is an entrepreneur and Founder/ CEO of SendFriend, a FinTech startup using the blockchain to create faster, less expensive, and more inclusive international money transfers for...

Xiaoyan Ma 2016-2017's picture Xiaoyan Ma 2016-2017

Xiaoyan Ma is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, visiting the Global Justice Program in 2016-17. She received her PhD at Nankai University...

Tienmu Ma 2011-2013's picture Tienmu Ma 2011-2013

Tienmu Ma is a JD/PhD candidate at Yale Law School and the New York University Department of Philosophy. He has broad interests in legal and political philosophy, ranging from global justice to...

Krishen Mehta's picture Krishen Mehta

Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher, and speaker on issues of global tax justice. Prior to making tax justice his main focus, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and served in their...

Zorka Milin's picture Zorka Milin

Zorka Milin is a senior legal advisor with Global Witness, working to improve transparency and accountability in the extraction of natural resources. She is also a visiting fellow at Yale...

Vanessa Neumann's picture Vanessa Neumann

President & CEO of the consultancy Asymmetrica, Dr. Vanessa Neumann is currently group leader at the High Level Risk Forum Task Force on Charting Illicit Trafficking at the Organization for...

Shmuel Nili 2012-2016's picture Shmuel Nili 2012-2016

Shmuel (Shmulik) Nili is a Ph.D. student in political theory at Yale. His core research revolves around questions of global justice, mainly the democratic treatment of severely oppressive regimes...

Gorik Ooms 2009-2010's picture Gorik Ooms 2009-2010

Gorik Ooms is a human rights lawyer, graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1989. He is a Global Justice Fellow for the 2009–2010 academic year. During most of his professional career...

Jakob Schwab's picture Jakob Schwab

Jakob Schwab is an economist and researcher at the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, GDI/DIE). He has received his Ph.D. jointly from the Johannes Gutenberg...

Esther Shubert's picture Esther Shubert

Esther Shubert is a Ph.D student in the philosophy department at Yale University. Her research interests are in the area of global justice, with a primary focus on issues of financial integrity...

Jaap Spier's picture Jaap Spier
Sr. Global Justice Fellow

Jaap Spier (1950) graduated from Erasmus University (Rotterdam) 1973, has been attorney at the Bar of Rotterdam until 1977, lecturer of private law at Leyden University (1977 – 1981) and company...

Diana Velica's picture Diana Velica

Diana Velica first joined the Global Justice Program in 2013 with a research project on the importance of tackling the global arms trade within the international development context. Her research...

Kate Wharton's picture Kate Wharton
Kate Wharton is the Chief Operating Officer at Refugee Open Ware (ROW). She is an international development consultant and social intrapreneur. With four years in Deloitte...
Matti Ylönen's picture Matti Ylönen
Matti Ylönen is a researcher based in Helsinki, Finland, and he spent year 2016 as a visiting Fulbright-Schuman grantee at the Global Justice Program. Having followed tax...

Past Fellows

Richard Adams
Tom Andreassen
Amanda Armour
Mario Ascolese
Camila Blanco
David Chan
Marie-Nil Chounet
Dana Ciccione
Ned Dobos
David Ewert
Zachary Foreman
Lisa Fuller
Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh
Vafa Ghazavi
Eva Guadamillas
Henning Hahn
Julia Hänni
Ranjoo Herr
Annikki Herranen
Yu-Wen Hsiao
Yanyan Jiang
Justine Kolata
Markus Labude
Nikita Lalwani
Robert Lepenies
Yuke Li
Yao Lin
Matt Lindauer
Xuemei Liu
Xin Liu
Hannah Meyer
Florian Ostmann
Elizabeth O’Casey
Rachel Payne
Matt Peterson
Andrei Poama
Daniel Putnam
Mariana Ramírez Herrera
Manouchehr Shamsrizi
Julia Sichieri Moura
Hans Christian Siller
Jiewuh Song
Nori Spauwen
Gilad Tanay
Rosa Terlazzo
Max Webster
Xiu Zhang
Jianhua Zhu
Lieuwe Zijlstra